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Originally posted by TheColdDragon
Recently, I was dragged to one of Glenn Beck's 9/12 meetups here in Alaska by my parents. Before proceeding with them, I informed them of what I expected; Generally, a group consisting mostly of older individuals, republicans who are bickering partyists denouncing Obama and such.
And that is exactly what I got.
This country, as a whole, does not deserve to survive. In all cases I have seen, people are so divided and wrong-headed about where they come from that none of us deserves the blood soaked rights which our founders gave to us.
We bicker and argue about things that don't matter if you believed in individual freedoms and states rights, and when almost all of those I've seen write on the subject talk about "FREEDOM" it is an ambiguous concept which isn't true freedom.
If you want to defend freedom, you defend the rights of the terrible. You defend the rapist, the murderer. You defend the Pedophile, the Child Molester. You defend their human rights like you'd defend your son or daughter, because they are the people who'll be shot and killed should people like those whose comments I read ever take over power from any federal government.
They are the sort that believe, "Kill all the criminals, and let god sort them out". They are the sort that believe vigilantism is good, that taking matters into your own hands when crimes are committed against you is better than the system in place.
They are marginally correct.... our Justice system is fundamentally broken, shattered and incomprehensible. Nowadays, it is more shocking when the Supreme Court makes a decision that is actually JUST than it is when they make a decision that everyone disagrees with.
So I decided... I have an eloquent speaking voice, and some level of Charisma in real life. I will never, EVER contribute to a group who is so self-supporting and blind to their own bigotries and partisanship. I won't lend my power, my voice to anyone who is so obviously uneducated or comfortable in the ignorance they wrap themselves in.
And I realize, thusly, that I won't contribute to anyone. Because Human Beings suck, and are incapable of being rational creatures... if it isn't thinking about yourself and your loved ones, you wouldn't do anything for anyone... least of all the dregs of society.
And those are the people you should be defending the rights of. It all starts with them.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Ferris.Bueller.II
Ferris.....I wish we'd get back to Michele Bachmann.
At the risk of a Mod coming down on me....Ferris....how can you support the Constitution, and write a post like that????
Is anyone else seeing the hyprocisy????
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
Naw, you are completely on basis. I mean she doesn't exactly have a lot of credibility because she has said some pretty asinine things in the past, but I think she is on to something for the most part.
I think it is funny when she said she likes to keep her citizens "armed and dangerous" that was great.
On a side note she is pretty cute.